The 5 Most Common Phone Scams And How To Avoid Them

While so many spams and scams these days concentrate on email and other online pursuits, some fraudsters are sticking to what they know best: the telephone. We've bundled up the five worst phone scams that are still doing the rounds, throwing in some solid tips to help you avoid the impact.1.

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    AARP has released a list of phone scams to be aware of in 2015. Besides the computer tech scam, here are three other common ones: • Calls from someone saying they are with the IRS and that you owe money. • Calls saying that you have missed jury duty ...
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